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Wilding in City Heiress—*Duke Nemours in Princess of Cleve.

1682. *Jaffier—*Piercy in Virtue Betrayed. T. R. 1682. *Duke of Guise in ditto.

1683. Michael Perez—Othello—Arbaces in King and no King.

1684. *iEeius in Valentinian altered—*Crispus in Constantine—*Beaugard in Atheist—*Alphonso in Disappointment—Brutus in J. C.

1687. *Gayman in Lucky Chance.

1688. *Rhensanes in Injured Lovers.

1689. *Lord Bellamy in Bury Fair.

1690. *Admiral of France in Massacre of Paris— *Dorax—*Jupiter in Amphitryon.

1691. *King Arthur—Sir Ralph Jerningham in Merry Devil of Edmonton.

1692. *Gunderic in Rape—*Regulus in ditto— *Lovemore in Wives Excuse—*Cleomenes in ditto —* Henry 2d.

1693. *01d Batchelor—"Double Dealer—*A1phonso in Love Triumphant.

1694. *Villeroy—cast for Lord Gilford Dudley. L. I. F. 1695. *Valentine in Love for Love.

1696. *Cyrus the Great in ditto—*Railmore in Love's a Jest—* Woodvill in Country Wake—*Bellamour in She Gallants—*Bellair in Lover's Luck— •Osman in Royal Mischief.

1697. *Grammont in Unnatural Brother—*Sir John Brute—*Cassibelan in Boadicea—*Duke de Sanserre in Intrigues at Versailles—*Sir Charles Beauclair in Innocent Mistress—*Osmyn in M. B.

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1698. *Owen Tudor in Queen Catharine—* Agamemnon in Heroic Love—*Don Vincentio in Beauty in Distress—#Gramont in Fatal Friendship—*Bondi in Deceiver Deceived.

1699. #Artahanus in Xerxes—*Rinaldo in Rinaldo and Armida—■*Doria in Princess of Parma—*Zoilus in Friendship Improved—*Orestes in Iphigenia.

1700. Falstaff in Henry 4th part 1st, and probably in 2d part—*Angelo in Measure for Measure altered —*Fainall—* Virginius in Fate of Capua—*Memnon in Ambitious Stepmother.

1701. *Courtine in Lady's Visiting Day—*Bassanio in Jew of Venice—* Rhesus in Love's Victim.

1702. *Tamerlane—*Clorimon in Altemira.

1703. *Iopano in Governour of Cyprus—*Horatio in F. P.

1703- 1704. "Mahomet 4th in Abra-Mule—*Miramont in Liberty Asserted—Antony in All for Love —Falstaff in Merry Wives—*Lovewell in Squire Trelooby.

1704- 1705. *Sir Timothy Tallapoy in Biter— *Lovewell in Gamester—probably *Julianus in Conquest of Spain—at Hay.

Hay. 1705-1706. *Ulysses in ditto—*Don Alvarez in Mistake—*Marus in Faithful General—* Count Arwide in Revolution of Sweden—*Cselius in British Enchanters.

1706- 1707. Melantius in Maid's Tragedy—* Sir Thomas Beamont in Platonick Lady—*Almanzor in Almyna—Morose in Silent Woman—Indian Emperour—Don Antonio in Adventures of five Hours— Spanish Fryar—* Theseus in Phaedra.

1707- 17O8. No new character.

D, L. 1708. Old Emperour in Aurenge-Zebe— Mithradates.

1708- 1709. *Virginius in Appius and Virginia— Leontius in Humorous Lieutenant—Thersites in Dryden's Troilus and Cressida.

1709- 1710. No new character.

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Mrs. Barry in one respect was more fortunate than any actress that has succeeded her—it so happened, that some of our best Tragedies came out during the time that she was at the head of her profession—and what an advantage a new part is to a performer, provided it is a good one, every body knows, who knows any thing of the Theatre—she was the original Monimia, Belvidera, and Isabella—" these 3 parts" (says Downes)" gained her the nameof famous Mrs. Barry" —add to these Zara (M. B.)—Ambitious Stepmother —Arpasia—Calista—Rodogune—Athanais—Phaedra —and then compare them with the characters that any other Tragic actress has performed originally, and the advantage will be manifest.

Anthony Aston says—" She was not handsome, "her mouth opening most on the right side, which "she strove to draw t'other way, and at times com"posing her face, as if sitting to have her picture "drawn—she was middle-sized and had darkish hair, "light eyes, dark eyebrows, and was indifferent "plump—she had a manner of drawling out her "words, which became her, but not Mrs. Bradshaw "and Mrs. Porter her successors—her face ever

"expressed the passions—it somewhat preceded her "action, as her action did her words—in Tragedy, "she was solemn and august; in free Comedy, alert, "easy, and genteel, pleasant in her face and action; "filling the stage with variety of gesture."

Cibber does not say a syllable about her acting in Comedy; nor does Downes enter into any particulars, he only tells us in general terms, that many of the Comedies in which she played, were very well acted.

Gildon in his Comparison between the two Stages in 1702 makes Sullen say of Mrs. Barry—" What "think you of the renowned Cleopatra?"

Critick. By that nickname, so unfortunate to poor Antony, as the other has been to many an honest country Gentleman, I should guess whom you mean.

Sullen. You take me right.

Critick. In her time she has been the spirit of action every way; nature made her for the delight of mankind; and till nature began to decay in her, all the town shared her bounty.

Ramble. I do think that person the finest woman in the world upon the stage, and the ugliest woman off on't.

Sullen. Age and intemperance are the fatal enemies of beauty; she's guilty of both; she has been a rioter in her time; but the edge of her appetite is long ago taken off; she still charms (as you say) upon the stage; and even off I don't think so rudely of her as you do: 'tis true, time has turned up some of her furrows, but not to such a degree.

Ramble. To the degree of loathsomeness upon my

faith; but on the stage, I am willing to let her still pass for an heroine.

Critick. And still off on't too, if all be true that is said of her.

Tom Brown says of Mrs. Barry—" Should you lie "with her all night, she would not know you next "morning, unless you had another £5 at her service."

Mrs. Barry's characters.

D. G. about 1673. Queen of Hungary in Mustapha.

1675. *Draxilla in Alcibiades.

1676. *Mrs. Loveit in Man of the Mode—*Elvira in Wrangling Lovers—*Theodosia in Tom Essence—*Emilia in Fond Husband—*Constantia in Madam Fickle.

1677. *Phoenice in Titus and Berenice—*Lucia in Cheats of Scapin—*Clorinia in French Conjuror— •Euplaste in Constant Nymph—*Hellena in Rover 1st part—*Leonora in Abdelazer.

1678. *Mrs. Goodvile in Friendship in Fashion— •Clara in Counterfeits—*Polyxena in Destruction of Troy—* Sophia in Squire Oldsapp.

1679. * Cornelia in Feigned Courtezans.

1680. *Lavinia in Caius Marius—*Monimia— *Athenais—*Corina in Match in Newgate—^Olivia in Virtuous Wife—*Camilla in Loving Enemies— *Woman Captain.

1681. * Lady Dunce in Soldier's Fortune—*Teraminta in L. J. Brutus—*La Nuche in Rover 2d part —*Cordelia in Tate's Lear—*Leonora in Spanish

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